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#NPTech, Digital Inclusion, and the Web we are cocreating

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Regardless of the specific sector you work in or the kind of technology you may be interested in, it’s likely you’ve seen blog posts, tweets, or other coverage of some incredibly tough experiences by a few women working in the tech industry.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Next Fundraising Campaign (and free ebook!)

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I’m honored to be included in a new ebook about marketing, fundraising, and social media. You can download the ebook, check out the various topics, and much more from: https://www.blackbaud.com/npexperts.

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Social Media Tools to Watch in 2014 for #NonprofitRadio

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Last Friday, I had my monthly spot on Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio , a weekly online radio show that Tony hosts, it’s Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%.

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New on SSIR: Should Nonprofits Act Like Businesses or People?

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My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog is up! . You can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or below. —–.

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Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

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The mystery of creating real impact using Facebook has eluded many organizations for years now. There are examples of organizations succeeding with a certain campaign but when the campaign is over, they aren’t sure what to do.

Slideshare and Pinterest for Nonprofits

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I’m a monthly guest on Tony Martignetti’s Nonprofit Radio (which you already know because you’re a subscriber , right?) and on this last episode we talked about two popular tools: Slideshare and Pinterest.

Latest Social Media Stats for #NonprofitRadio

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Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio , a weekly online radio show that Tony hosts, is Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%. Trusted experts and leading thinkers join Tony each week to tackle the tough issues facing small-and mid-size nonprofits.

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Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

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I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. In the foreward, Beth and Katie say that “measurement is the secret sauce; we provide the recipe.” ” And that they do!

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Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

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Today, at the 2011 MyCharityConnects Conference in Toronto, I had a ton of fun leading a session and discussion around making the most of social media in just 30 minutes a day.

DIY Social Media Management

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Yesterday, I had a lot of fun giving another webinar for Nonprofit Webinars, this time focused on DIY Social Media Management.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

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If you’re in the US today, there’s probably little chance you didn’t know it was Memorial Day – from the specials on TV, to local events, to remembrance stories, and even community gatherings, it’s hard to miss the message of today’s holiday.

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Crowdsourcing vs Community-sourcing: What’s the difference and the opportunity?

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Last week I presented for my second time with Nonprofit Webinars. The first time I focused on DIY Community Engagement Metrics and shared lots of templates and examples.

World Water Day: The key to sustainability is data

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Today is World Water Day! While there are many, many organizations working on water-related issues all around the world, there’s one I want to highlight: Water for People.

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Security and Control: Early thoughts on Google+

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Google+ , the latest iteration on social networking from Google, is here. There are bound to be many, many versions of this blog post as people from around the world start investigating the tool and sharing their impressions.

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

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Earlier this week, I had the terrific opportunity to participate on a panel at the US launch event for “Philanthropy and Social Media”, a whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy and The Indigo Trust.

First Reflections on Jumo

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As you may have heard , Jumo is now open in beta. What is Jumo?

Is social media helping you meet your mission? It can!

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Last week, I had the opportunity to run a webinar on Nonprofit Webinars. I had thought to myself that there wouldn’t be anyone registered because it wasn’t a very buzzy topic.

Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

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Yesterday was the 2012 New York Cares Leadership Conference , and I had the distinct pleasure of presenting a session to volunteer leaders and inspiring community members.

Community Building begins with Community Organizing

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Yesterday, I had a very fun time presenting with my friend and colleague Debra Askanase at the 2 011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement.

See, Say, Feel, Do: Metrics for Social Media

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I am a big fan of actionable metrics.

2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

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Last week I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

Pinterest or Delicious: Social Bookmarking Coming back as Digital Curation

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Lately, we’ve watched as images – from photos to infographics – have taken over the web. As photos take over Facebook newsfeeds and Pinterest explodes, I see so many people trying to accomodate an image-centric process into their digital curation.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with NTEN and @Kanter

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Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3rd and you’re invited to join the celebration with NTEN!

Frogloop Guest Post: 4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online

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My guest post is up on Care2′s Frogloop blog; you can read the post and join the discussion there. or read the entire post copied below.

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Book Review and Giveaway: The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising

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In our work, regardless of the the cause we are passionate about it or the job title we have, we have to recognize that it isn’t all about the “function” of our work. Do you work in a communications department? It isn’t always about social media.

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Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

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Last week, I had a lot of fun test-driving Qriously , a new application that replaces advertisements on smart phones with questions, creating real-time feedback about the topics you are interested in.

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Four Recommendations for Personal and Professional Branding

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This post originally appeared on Care2 Frogloop – you can read it there and join the Frogloop community , or read the full post below. —– Who are you friends with on Facebook? Do you care who sees where you check in on FourSquare?

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Exploring the Latest Millennial Research

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Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. This session focuses on Millennial Donors, with Angela White from JGA presenting. What did they find out in the Millennial Donor Report?

So, You’re Thinking About Blogging? How To: Create a Blog for your Organization

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Last year, I had the unique privilege to help facilitate The Local Philanthropy Workshop with the TechSoup Romania team. It was a lot of fun, and as much as I was asked to share some of my knowledge and ideas, I learned a great deal from the local participants.

A Recipe for Social Good Magic from Twive and Receive

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I’m really excited to share this guest post today from Ifdy Perez about the Twive and Receive campaign going on right now: Today’s a special day for nonprofits.

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

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Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York.

Book Giveaway: Mazarine Treyz, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising

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My friend, Mazarine Treyz , is an accomplished woman: She is passionate about life and supporting nonprofit organizations. She’s worked in development offices of all sizes and has recently put her years of experience and training down on paper in The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising.

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Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

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This morning, I had the huge honor of presenting the keynote at the 2011 MyCharityConnects Conference in Toronto, ON. I am so thrilled to have the chance to participate in this event and thankful for the invitation. The full keynote and presentation are below.

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Heroes with a Heart: Nominate a Nonprofit Hero Today!

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We all know someone quietly changing the world each and every day. He or she is not on the front page of the newspaper, and not mingling with the Gates and Buffets of the world. Everyday people have shown extraordinary commitment to making this world better and actually get to work doing it.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

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Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. This panel discussion focuses on the generational divide, with the following panelists: Wendy Harman and Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross. David Smith and Michael Weiser, National Conference on Citizenship.

Great reads from around the web on June 29th

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I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of June 29th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

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Getting Meta: Inviting the Community to Drive the Community Builder Chats

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For about a year, I moderated a monthly online chat focused on community building, community management, on and offline engagement, and the technologies that support those connections.

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

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I had a lot of fun yesterday giving a webinar for the Nonprofit Webinar series ; it was a whole hour discussing community engagement! Well, from the planning and analysis side, that is.

Fostering Innovation and Enterprise: Thoughts on supporting the sector from #giveandtech

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I’m quite excited to participate in The Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development Conference in London, UK, put on by Indigo Trust , Institute for Philanthropy and the Omidyar Network.

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

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My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is now posted – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR opinion blog , or in full below. —– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling.

Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

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“The revolution will not be televised.” Maybe not. Be as we have seen in events around the world, the revolution will be tweeted, photographed, mapped and posted to our status.

Have you said goodbye to Facebook custom tabs?

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As Mashable shared yesterday , PageLever’s analysis of 500 Facebook Pages (each with 10,000 fans or more) shows a dramatic decrease in custom tab views on Facebook after the transition to Timeline.

Interview with Rob Wu & Public Launch of CauseVox

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I’m not sure if you caught the news today but CauseVox has launched their public beta!